2017 Summer Program


Ms. Sophia Kopela is a lecturer in law at Lancaster University Law School, and the book review editor of the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. She holds a PhD in International Law of the Sea from Bristol University. Her article ‘2007 Archipelagic Legislation of the Dominican Republic: An Assessment’ was awarded the Gerard Mangone Prize for the best article in the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law in 2009. She is the author of a monograph titled ‘Dependent archipelagos in the law of the sea’ published by Martinus Nijhoff/BRILL in 2013.

Mr. Jianming Chen is Research Fellow and Master Supervisor at the Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China. He holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Cell Biology and Genetics from Peking University and a Ph.D in Molecular Developmental Biology from University of Zurich. He was previously Teaching Assistant and Lecturer at the College of Life Sciences, Peking University, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Zurich and Xiamen University; he was also a visiting scholar at Dept. of Immunology, the Scripps Research Institute.

Mr. Kuen-Chen Fu is Professor and Dean of South China Sea Institute of Xiamen University. He is among the scholars recruited through China's Thousand Talents program. Prof. Fu received his S.J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1983 and is a leading scholar of international law of the sea. He previously taught at Taiwan University and other universities in Taiwan. Prof. Fu is also the Editor-in-Chief of China Oceans Law Review and the South China Sea Bulletin.

Mr. Warwick Gullett is Professor and former Dean of Law at the University of Wollongong, Australia and a member and former Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong. Professor Gullett has served on the Editorial Committee of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal and the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy. He was Editor of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs for 2007-2010 and is currently Current Legal Developments Editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy.